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How to complete azaan and iqamah for older children?

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I have question related to giving azaan for new born babies. I have three kids alhamdulillah. For the first two kids I gave azaan but iqamah was not completed because I was not aware. I only came to know for my third child which I completed the process by giving azaan in right ear and iqamah in the left year. Kindly provide details what should I do for the first two where I have not completed the process. My first daughter is 7 years old and the second son is 4 years old.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 411/376/SN=06/1436)

Hadith records no time for the adhan and iqamah that is said in the right and left ears of a newborn baby. However, it is learnt from the words of Hadith and by the commentary of Hadith scholars that it should be given immediately after the birth or up to seven days.
و عن أبى رافع – رضي الله عنه – قال: رأيت رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – أذن في أذن الحسن بن علي – رضي الله عنهما – حين ولدته فاطمة بالصلاة رواه الترمذى وأبو داؤد ….. وفى شرح السنة: روى أن عمر بن عبدالعزيز ري الله عنه – كان يؤذن فى اليمنى ويقيم فى اليسرى إذا ولد الصبي، قلت قد جاء فى مسند ابى يعلى الموصلي الخ وقال القاري – رحمة الله – قبل السطر تحت “حين ولدته” يحتل السابع وقبله الخ (مرقاة مع المشكاة، باب العقيقة، رقم 4157)
Neither it is fardh nor wajib to say adhan or iqamah in the ears of a baby, rather it is a desirable deed. Hence if you did not say adhan and iqamah for your children due to ignorance of the matter, then there is no harm.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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